The Israeli military court at Ofer issued 20 more administrative detention orders for the imprisonment of Palestinians without charge or trial, reported the Palestinian Prisoners’ Affairs Commission on Thursday, 24 August, bringing the number of such orders issued in August so far to 104.

Administrative detention orders are indefinitely renewable and issued on the basis of ‘secret evidence’, making them nearly impossible to challenge on legal grounds. Palestinian prisoners have spent years at a time jailed under administrative detention orders.

There are currently over 500 Palestinians out of nearly 6,200 total Palestinian prisoners jailed by the Israeli occupation under administrative detention orders, including a number of well-known ativists, political leaders and members of the Palestinian Legislative Council.

The new orders were issued against the following prisoners:

1. Emad Hammad, Ramallah, 4 months, extension
2. Adham Ajlouni, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
3. Nael Abu al-Asal, Jericho, 4 months, extension
4. Musab Hindi, Nablus, 6 months, extension
5. Mohammed Munther, Ramallah, 4 months, new order
6. Yousef Tartir, Nablus, 4 months, extension
7. Omar al-Hih, al-Khalil, 6 months, extension
8. Ziad Shahatit, al-Khalil, 6 months, new order
9. Yousef Nassar, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
10. Abdel-Aziz Hamideh, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
11. Imad Mutran, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
12. Sari Abu Alia, Ramallah, 3 months, extension
13. Mohammed Jamal Hamideh, Ramallah, 3 months, new order
14. Mohammed Ahmed Hamideh, Ramallah, 3 months, new order
15. Abdallah Samir Hamideh, Ramallah, 6 months, new order
16. Shadi Abu Aker, Bethlehem, 6 months, extension
17. Imad Jadallah, al-Khalil, 4 months, extension
18. Mahmoud Ayyad, Bethlehem, 6 months, extension
19. Ghaith Attiyeh, Tulkarem, 3 months, extension
20. Mahmoud Shabaneh, al-Khalil, 3 months, extension